English translation of the Urdu poem Hum Dekhenge by Faiz Ahmed Faiz in response to the ongoing politicised dilemma of its meaning. An extremely humble try

Faiz Ahmed Faiz is a legend and most of his works are masterpieces. The living history of his literature is dialectic, subversive and revolutionary. Faiz’s poem ‘Humdekheinge’ has seen the legendary Iqbal Bano clad in a black sari, singing and reclaiming each word to an audience of many thousands under the dictatorship of Zia ul […]

Gift of Love

Originally posted on janbeek:
Dreams are coming trueFor those of us who believeJust live with patience It’s the gift of timeThat will allow us to waitFor God’s best timing Meantime we bestowThe gift of love on othersLiving in “The Dash” Living in the Dash This morning I read a post by Sehr Jalil, Sehr Jalil…

‘The flying carpet fell on the third world road’ On the show UNMAKING HISTORY curated by Leila Rahman, Saher Sohail and Natasha Malik.

The title of the show (art exhibition) is Unmaking History and it’s the first show that I’ve chosen to write on in this very independent platform as the work and the curation ‘poetically, historically and aesthetically’ – penetrated and perforated my mind.  Leila Rahman, Saher Sohail and Natasha Malik borrowed the research and publication center […]